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Marks & Spencer Group Plc (MAKSY.PK, MAKSF.PK, MKS.L) reported profit before tax of 488.8 million pounds for the 53 weeks ended 2 April 2016 compared to 600.0 million pounds for the 52 weeks ended 28 March 2015. Profit to owners of parent decreased to 406.9 million pounds from 486.5 million pounds, a...

Oil services firm Technip SA (TNHPF.PK, TKPPY.PK) Wednesday said its unit Technip Umbilicals Ltd. has been awarded a contract by Statoil ASA (STO) to supply the umbilical to the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 field offshore Norway. The contract covers project management, engineering and manufacture of over...

Novartis International AG (NVS) said its management has reiterated commitment to growth with margin expansion for Sandoz division. The division has said it would announce a total of 10 new filings between 2015 and 2017. Six have been announced, and Sandoz is on track for the remaining four (epoetin alfa...

Roche (RHHBY.PK) announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first cytomegalovirus or CMV test for use in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. With this approval, the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan CMV Test is available for monitoring CMV treatment in all types...

Boston Properties, Inc. (BXP) said that it has signed a binding agreement with real estate funds managed by Blackstone, through its investment in Equity Office Properties, to acquire a 49.8% interest in an existing joint venture with Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association or "TIAA" that owns the...

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (THS) said that it plans to close two manufacturing plants in Azusa, California and Ripon, Wisconsin. The decision follows an analysis of the Company's plant network to align operations with the current and future needs of its customers and eliminate excess manufacturing capacity. The...

Alliance One International Inc. (AOI) reported that its net loss for the nine months ended December 31, 2015 widened to $36.1 million or $4.06 per share, from $28.5 million or $3.24 per share for the prior year period. Included in net loss for the nine months ended December 31, 2015 was $4.1 million...

The DeVry Education Group (DV) announced that Lisa Wardell has been named chief executive officer of DeVry Group, effective May 24. Wardell was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer of the RLJ Companies. Wardell has been a member of the DeVry board since 2008. Lisa Wardell...

Rambus Inc. (RMBS) said that chief financial officer Satish Rishi plans to retire from the company in the first week of August, following the filing of the company's quarterly report for the second quarter of 2016. Rambus noted that it has commenced a search for his replacement and Rishi will assist...

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) said that its shareowners have approved the pending transaction to create Coca-Cola European Partners plc. CCE shareowner approval represents a key step in the process of completing the transaction. A European Union listing prospectus is expected to be finalized on or...

TransDigm Group Inc. (TDG) announced a definitive agreement to purchase ILC Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Data Device Corporation or "DDC", from Behrman Capital for a total purchase price of $1.0 billion in cash. TransDigm expects to finance the acquisition through a combination of cash on...

Valspar Corp. (VAL) said that it is withdrawing its financial and earnings guidance for fiscal 2016, in light of the proposed merger transaction with Sherwin-Williams. On March 20, 2016, Sherwin-Williams and Valspar announced that they entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Sherwin-Williams...

Allergan plc (AGN) announced that the New Drug Application filing for oxymetazoline HCl cream 1.0%, an investigational topical prescription product for the treatment of persistent facial erythema (redness) associated with rosacea in adults, has been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for...

Coca-Cola Co. (KO) announced a new streamlined international structure to better align its operating units against its global bottling footprint and to promote and develop key Coca-Cola leaders. International operating structure and leadership changes will be effective August 1. The company will form...

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG) announced that its executive vice president and chief financial officer, John Gehring, will retire. He will remain in his current role until a successor has been named and will assist with an orderly transition. The company has initiated a search to identify a replacement for...

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